To find Open Access Journals, explore the Directory of Open Access Journals by title or by subject area. Start with the Open Access Journals in Earth and Environmental Sciences which include journals in geophysics and geomagnetism, geology, meteorology and climatology, oceanography, and environmental sciences.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) publishes a list of open access journals and series in geology and related disciplines.
AGU publishes three fully open-access journals:
Elementa - Science of the Anthropocene is a new open-access publishing endeavor, in partnership with BioOne publishers, launched in December 2013. Elementa comprises six academic domains: Atmospheric Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Ecology; Ocean Science; Sustainable Engineering; and Sustainability Transitions. Dartmouth faculty members are Editors-in-Chief of the Sustainability Transitions domain, and the Dartmouth Library is the technology partner, hosting the publishing platform.
Geochemical Transactions is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal encompassing all aspects of geochemistry. Geochemical Transactions is the official journal of the Geochemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. Indexed by Web of Science and GeoRef.
GeoResJ is a new open access publication from the publisher Elsevier, a broad multidisciplinary online journal covering all earth and planetary science fields, processes and components, through diverse approaches (eg fieldwork, modelling/theoretical and experimental studies).
Paleontological Contributions is an online-only, open-access, rapid publication journal published by the Paleontological Institute at the University of Kansas. Original research articles and monographs on all aspects of paleontology or related biological disciplines are welcome. Indexed by Web of Science.
PLoS ONE is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that welcomes reports on primary research from any scientific discipline. PLoS ONE is published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a nonprofit organization. PLoS ONE offers:
Scientific Reports is an open access primary research publication from Nature, it publishes scientifically valid primary research from all areas of the natural and clinical sciences.
Copernicus Publications is the open-access publishing partner of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and other European agencies. Notable journals in the geosciences include Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Biogeosciences, Climate of the Past, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, and Solid Earth. View all Copernicus publications in the geosciences
Elementa - Science of the Anthropocene comprises six academic domains: Atmospheric Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Ecology; Ocean Science; Sustainable Engineering; and Sustainability Transitions.